Value of Proteins.

The meat of poultry does not differ in nutritive qualities from other meats; and there is no difference nutritionally between dark and light meats of fowl. Sometimes, since white meat has less connective tissue and less fat, the ease or rapidity of digestion is greater than that of dark meat. It is a fallacious theory that a patient may take white meat of chicken without distress but not the dark.

In summary, it is wise to include in the daily dietary approximately one serving of meat or fish a day to insure an adequate supply of protein of high biological value. Excessive consumption of meats not only is inadvisable because it restricts the eating of other necessary foods as milk, vegetables, and fruits, but also may lead to undesirable after-effects.

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Protein Value of Some Common Foods

Relative

                                                Serving                                            Quality of                                 Relative Amount of Protein

Food                                    Ounces                                 Protein

Liver                                         4 oz.                                      ***                              __________________________

Veal                                          4 oz.                                      ***                              __________________________

Lean Meat                             4 oz.                                      ***                              __________________________

Fowl                                         4 oz.                                      ***                              __________________________

Fish                                           4 oz.                                      ***                              __________________________

Lamb                                        4 oz.                                      ***                              __________________________

Pork                                          4 oz.                                      ***                              __________________________

Glandular Meats                 4 oz.                                      ***                              __________________________

Beef                                         4 oz.                                      ***                              __________________________

Cheese, Cottage                4/5 oz.                                                  ***                              ________________________

Beans, Peas, Lentils            1 oz.                                     *                                   ___________________

Eggs                                       14/5 oz.                                 ***                              ________________

Milk                                           7 oz.                                     ***                              _______________

Cheese                                                  2/3 oz.                                   ***                              ______________

Nuts                                           ½ oz.                   **                                 ________

Bread                                          1 oz.                                    **                                ________

Greens                                                 3½ oz.                                      **                                ________

Cereals                                      ¾ oz.                                    **                                ________

Vegetables, fresh              3 ½ oz.                                                   **                                ________

Fruit, dried                                1 oz.                                    *                                  ____

Fruit, fresh                            3 ½ oz.                                                   *                                  ____